St Mary's hammerbeam roof
St Mary's hammerbeam roof

A marvel of medieval carving, featuring four green men and hundreds of individual angels

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St Mary's Parvise Chapel
St Mary's Parvise Chapel

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St Mary's nave looking west
St Mary's nave looking west

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St Mary's hammerbeam roof
St Mary's hammerbeam roof

A marvel of medieval carving, featuring four green men and hundreds of individual angels

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RESTORATION PROJECTS:

big tasks for a little charity!

The roof is now watertight - and expected to remain so for another 150 years - but work at St Mary's Church continues, as is to be expected with an ancient Grade I-listed building.

Our latest project has been to cover the entire cost of repairing the buttress by the main south entrance - over £22,000.

Other priorities include the medieval Parvise Chapel, which contains precious fragments of centuries-old painting, and the staircase leading up to it. The chapel suffered particularly badly from water damage before the roof was replaced, and further assessment of the woodwork is needed.

 

Yet another area needing urgent attention is St Mary's elaborate lych gate, itself a Grade-II-listed monument. Then, of course, there is the spire itself to consider, which will need attention in years to come.

Yes, for a little charity, we have a big task ahead!